10 Keys to Rediscover New You this New Year

10 Keys to Rediscover New You this New Year
Now that all the celebrating of the festive season is over, 60 percent of people will resolve to "lose weight and get in shape" for the New Year!  We've put together 10 keys to help make your New Year's resolution for weight loss and fitness.
 
1. Always eat breakfast! Skipping breakfast sends a message to your body that you're "starving" because you haven't had food in 18+ hours. As a protective mechanism, your metabolism slows down.
 
2. For healthy, permanent weight loss, develop an active lifestyle and concentrate on eating carbohydrates such as fruits, vegetables and whole grains, and limit the amount of fat you consume.
 
3. Do some type of exercise (Yoga, Pilates, etc.) on a daily basis, preferably in the mornings.
 
4. Although your goal should be 30 to 60 minutes per day, some mornings, you may just be able to fit in a 10-minute stretching exercises, but that's still a lot better than doing nothing.
 
5. Train for a walking or jogging event. We had seen dramatic changes in people's weight that do it on regular basis. 
 
6. Add intervals into your yoga. Intervals are brief periods (about one minute) of more intense exercise mixed into your regular exercise sessions. For example, if you're doing suryanamaskar, you would do a one minute interval of faster suryanamaskar about every five minutes throughout your exercise session.
 
7. Eat earlier in the day! Research says that you can lose weight simply by eating a breakfast and lunch, and a light dinner. Dinner should be eaten as early as possible, preferably at least four hours before bedtime.
 
8. Never eat less than 1,200 calories per day! Less than 1,200 is usually not enough to support your basal metabolism and thus will slow your metabolism.
 
9. Go Shopping this New Year. Park as far from the supermarket as you can rather than looking for the closest parking spot. Use the stairs rather than the lift, a rake rather than a blower, etc.
 
10. Avoid weight-loss pills, supplements! If you religiously pursue fitness and health, weight loss will happen!

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